By Philip Newman
And De Cota pledged that the PA would remain on the job rather than leave as some private firms are known to do after an acquisition or merger.
“Perhaps we can be most useful through our longevity,” De Cota said, comparing his public agency to private enterprise management. “We are not planning to go out of business or be morphed into other organizations through acquisitions. We are not planning to burden stockholders and residents of this region with what we have done, then leave you with it.